polish it off

Today I made a trip to Ulta (one of my all time favorite stores) and got 4 bottles of Ulta brand nail polish for just over $6!  What a steal!  I got a clear topcoat, Moody Blues (for my husbands military graduation. I didn't want to go all normal with just red), The Jungle Look (I'm totally in to teals and greens lately) and Goddess (for those days when I want to be dainty and girly).

Oh, and that is my parent's cute little doggie, Penny!

Here's how you can do the same:

friday update #8

Here we are, another weekend is beginning today!  Let's kick off this weekend with a Friday Update!  This week I have done some decorating in my guest bedroom.  Mostly because my mother-in-law and sister-in-law were in town and I wanted the room at least partly done when they came.  Now, this room isn't even remotely what the wheels spinning in my head say it could be.  Though, I'm not displeased with how it is coming along.

Come on in, put your feel up, sit a spell...just don't mess up my house!  I have more guests coming this weekend!


thrifty thursday #7

I wanted some art for my guest bedroom.  However, my funding was right at zero dollars and zero cents.  I wanted to get something on the walls before my Mother-in-law came this weekend.  I had to come up with something...and quick.

Finally, after much thought and deliberation a light bulb went off.  I stopped at Home Depot on my way home from church and got my supplies.  My total cost...NOTHING!  That's right, you read correctly; nothing.  No, I didn't get any discount...not even a five finger discount.

I did however, have to pay out for the frames for my project.  Though, I didn't mind paying for those because they are something that I can use and reuse.  Plus, I only spent $18 on the frames...doing a whole art project for under $20 is pretty good in my book.  Also, if you  had some old frames lying around the house you could always just spray paint them and get the same effect!  Your costs could be much lower than mine...you could WIN!

Here's how I did it:


shopping spree for free

I told you about a site called MyPoints not too long ago.  MyPoints is a site that awards you points for shopping online at common stores like Target, Kohl's, Vera Bradley and SO much more.  You rack up the points and then redeem them for gift cards that they mail directly to you!

I did some of my Christmas shopping through MyPoints, sent some Valentine gifts and even a birthday gift through the site.  Last week I traded in my points and my rewards came in the mail today! $50 in gift cards!  That's right, I simply bought things I already was going to purchase and took an occasional survey and was rewarded with a shopping spree for me!

Are you interested yet?  You should be!  I love this site and it's completely free!  To sign up simply visit www.MyPoints.com and create an account to being getting rewarded.  Though, if you'd  like extra points, email me (mrspeluyera@gmail.com) with your name and email address and I will 'invite' you to join.  When you join through that link both you and I will be rewarded an extra 750 points!

What are you waiting for?  Get your account started today and join me in a shopping spree for free!

hung up on organization

I showed you the changes to my craft room this past week on Friday update.  Now it's time to show you how I made that magnificent (not-so-)little memo board.

I knew I would need something that could house all of my inspiration and papers in my craft room.  I just wanted something that would be pretty and personalized to do it.  I knew right away that I would need a memo board of some type.  I have made memo boards before and they are SO simple.

The hardest part of this project was finding the right fabric...and frame, I'm quite picky about my frames!


Happy Easter!

What a beautiful day it was here in Orlando!  What a wonderful day for celebrating the resurrection of my Lord.  Just wanted to share with you some pictures of my day.

Here is my family after church.  I left room for my husband to be photo-shopped in!  Only 25 days until I get to go see him.

The Easter bunny even made a stop and dropped off some goodies for me!

My friend Bethany came with me this weekend.

My momma made one DELICIOUS Easter dinner for us!

She had yummy dessert, too.

I hope that all of you had just as wonderful of an Easter!


friday update #7

Oh goodness, I'm not doing so well with getting these posts up in a timely manner.  I have a good excuse though, I was cleaning my house and then working and then I drove to my parents house for Easter weekend!  However, while cleaning my house, I finished some projects that I hadn't completed and took pictures for you!  I promise I was thinking about you and all that I had to share with you.

Today, I'm going to give you my first real update rather than just a reveal.  I'm so excited to show you what I've completed in a room, finally.

Here we goooo....


craft it up real cheap

I just got some awesome Michael's coupons in my inbox!  Check them out..I WILL be using these this weekend!  Click HERE for coupons

Thrifty Thursday #6

Sorry this one is coming so late in the day...I may or may not have spent some time at the pool this morning!  I got two letters from my husband who is away at Basic Training for the Air Force, YAY!

This Thursday I've got something that ANYONE can do, and I mean it.  As long as you can operate a standard electric iron, you can complete this project.  Earlier this week I posted about some curtains I helped a friend make for her living room, well I came home and HAD to make some of my own.


the proof is in the pudding....err, pictures

Recently, a friend asked me for some help with curtains for her living room.  As I stated before 'no one likes naked windows'.  She has a rental apartment as do I, and when you are renting it's hard to personalize a space.  It's especially hard to make the place seem like yours and not just a standard rental space.

The one thing that will make the most impact with the least amount of effort it curtains.  Most rental spaces come with blinds but adding curtains will really dress up the space.



I just got this email, it's for up to 20% off at JcPenny (in store AND online) today and tomorrow only.

Print out the Coupons here or, use coupon code: BESTPALS at checkout.

Now is a good time to go get that last minute Easter Dress!


one a day keeps the worries away

As I have mentioned before, my husband is away with the military.  Even before he left I got a countdown app on my phone and counted down the days until he left.

Once he left, I moved onto counting down until I get to fly to Texas and kiss and hug and love on my soldier!!

I mentioned my little countdown on Facebook.  Don't worry I'm not one of those who put the number of days to go EVERY day on my status!  Just from time to time, really.  Well, a friend commented on my post with an absolutely fabulous idea for a countdown and I wanted to share it with you.


friday update #6

As I told you in an earlier post, I've been in bridal shower mode this week...I completely forgot to take any pictures for a Friday update!

But, fear not my bloggies...I have some pictures of our living room that I took a few weeks ago...not sure why but, I'm glad I did!

It hasn't changed much at all since I took the pictures, so they are pretty accurate.  The only difference right now...it that it's a MESS!

for those with the kiddos

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Ok, I don't have any children...and aren't planning on having any for a little while!  Though, I did want to give a shout out to all you Momma's out there (whoop whoop).  I love sharing ways for you bloggies to save money and the Mommies shouldn't be left out of the mix!


So, I want to share with you a formula brand called Bright Beginnings.  Bright Beginnings has Premium, Soy, Gentle and Organic formula for sale.  This is a great alternative for those who can't or choose not to breast feed.


Every Bright Beginnings formula:

 -complies with FDA nutrition and quality regulations

-meets American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for infant formula nutrition

-is made in the USA


Check out their website: http://www.brightbeginnings.com/ to learn more about their products and how they stack up next to common formula brands.  They even have a savings calculator that shows how much you can save by using their brand compared to others!  Also, check out Bright Beginnings on Facebook and see what others are saying about the brand and keep up to date on any information they release and promotions.

Bright Beginnings Formula is now available to buy on diapers.com.  Be sure to use code SILL9676 for an extra 15% off of your order!  Also, when you spend $49 on diapers.com you get FREE shipping!  Come on, now that's a deal!

Visit Sponsor's Site


Thrifty Thusday #5

This week I haven't been to overly creative.  I've been working on bridal shower stuff for my best friend's wedding (I love saying that!).  I am going to share with you this week a projects that I did one morning in about 20 minutes.  I was heading to a wedding that day and had just bought a FREAKING FABULOUS Gap wrap dress form my favorite consignment store for a mere $15!  The dress was great, I just wanted to add a little pizzaz to it!

I got up that morning and decided that I was going to make something to wear with my dress.  Ambitious, I know!  Though, what I made turned out quite nice and I'm really happy with it.  The best part, it was completely free to me and would only cost someone who didn't have the supplies on hand a tiny little enny bitty bit!


movie night done cheap

The Groupon I shared with you a few months back is here again!

Only $2 for 5 one-night movie rentals from Blockbuster Express!  That's 3 whole rentals completely FREE!

Head over to Groupon and sign up, if you haven't already to take advantage of this awesome deal!


good-bye clothes, hello cash!

If you're anything like me, you have clothes in your closet that you haven't worn in...well, you can't remember when the last time you wore them!  Spring is here and that means it is time to clean up and clean out.  You may clean out your closets and donate what you don't want anymore to a thrift store or a charitable cause.  Though, I've got a better idea!


friday update #5

This weeks room isn't so much a room...it's a closet/hallway/wee little nook of our house.

I am going to share with you our laundry closet/hallway...nook...whatever!  The hallway leading to our guest rooms and guest bathroom has a closet where the washer and dryer hook-ups are.  We were SO excited to finally be able to do laundry at our house, on our schedule...for FREE!  We went to Best Buy (hello, reward zone = points = gift certificates = a happy husband = a happy wife....got it?) and found the Samsung front loading washer and dryer of our dreams.  God COMPLETELY and TOTALLY provided for us, allowing us to get them for a steal of a price...about 1/4 off of the budget we'd allowed for them.

When our new ''family members arrived to our new apartment, we set them right up in their new homes...and realized the stupid closet doors wouldn't shut.  So, my husband took them off and now they are leaning against the wall in my craft room.  The laundry/storage closet was completely open and viewable by all who walk past.  I had to do something...it needed some prettying up.

friday update...a little different

So sorry that I haven't gotten up my Friday update for the week.  I have been busy running around all day and trying to figure things out.

As you may have heard, there is threat of a government shut down...which means our military won't be paid yet still required to report for work.  That means the money that pays for my rent and bills may not be coming in.  My husband called me tonight to let me know that they most likely won't be paid on their next pay period and if they do it will only be half of what it should be.

Don't get me wrong, this post is not bashing the government or asking for pity or anything like that, I just want to explain to you faithful bloggies why I have been so unfaithful to you lately.  I apologize...I promise I will get the pictures and such ready tonight and have a Friday update tomorrow...making it a Saturday update!


Thrifty Thursday #4

Welcome back to Thrifty Thursday!  I know, I know....it felt like forever having to get through last week without a Thrifty Thursday or Friday update to meet you at the end.

Good news bloggies, it's BACK!

This week I am going to share with you something that I had been wanting to make for a while, I just had no use for it.  Then, some friends were getting married and I knew it would be perfect for this sweet, quirky couple.


hard to say no

So, I stopped by a local thrift store yesterday...and I fell in love with some pieces.  I didn't get any of them.  Though, it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to say"no" to!  UGH!  Why can't I just have a HUGE house with tons of rooms and a ton of money to go with it?!

I snapped some pictures of the treasures I had to pass up and wanted to share with you the beauties that are to be found in thrift stores!  I appologize for the less than wonderful quality of pictures, I took them with my phone.


almost free reading

Ok...I know I've been posting a lot of deals, coupons and product reviews lately...but, I've got just one more for you.  This one is great, it's for Redbook Magazine.

Go here to Mamapedia (another daily deal site), use code FRIENDS5 to get $5 off of your order. There they  have 2 years of Redbook magazine for only $8...use your code and get 2 years for just $3!

Hurry though, this offer ends on April 6, 2011.  The cheapest I have found a one year subscription of Redbook is $8...this is a STEAL!

If for some strange reason, your code doesn't work try MOM5 for $5 off or REDBOOK40% to get the subscription for $4.80!

best $1.99 EVER

My wonderful hubby surprised me before he left for his Basic Training for the Air Force with an iPhone.  I've been wanting one for a LoOoOoOoOoOong time and now that I have it...I LOVE IT!

I, of course got the essentials like angry birds, FaceBook, Twitter, Words with Friends and such.  Though, I really wanted to start keeping track of our spending and budgeting better.  So, I started searching in the app store and found quite a few.  I wound up just picking one...I know, risky move!  My favorite part is that it only costs $1.99!  Score!

chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool

So, this Spring Break was RAINY!  A daggum monsoon came over Florida this past week...though, thank the Lord...He cleared up the weather just in time to squeeze in a beach day Friday!

Sahhhh-weeet.  It was a beautiful day, I went to the beach with my sisters and got a nice little tan...well, base tan...to get me ready for my super goddess like tan I will have by May (when I get to fly to Texas to see my love).

Just thought I'd share with you the reasons why I was so 'silent' all week here in blogland.


weekend savings roundup

Here are some coupons for you lovely bloggies!

A.C. Moore Coupons - good April 3 - April 9

Michael's Coupons- good April 3 - April 9

$10 off $50 purchase at JC Penny - good through April 10th, 2011

Usually, I post this and then get emails with more coupons...so if I get anymore I will be sure to update!

Happy weekend of shopping (at reduced prices)!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...